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Why it’s important to preserve and document family history w/ Jontavios Willis

On this segment of the Jack Dappa Blues Radio show, Jontavious Willis, Blues Musician and historian, shares with me the reason he produced an interview series featuring his grandparents at their home in Greenville, GA. We discover the history of his family, the conditions of Black Life in America and the stories that accompany our legacy should be passed down from Generation to Generation.   Press – http://www.thecountryblues.com/artist-reviews/jontavious-willis-2/

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Jim Alexander documenting African American Culture

On this episode I talk to Photographer Jim Alexander who was born to contractor David Alexander and Frances James Alexander on August 7, 1935 in Waldwick, New Jersey. In 1968 Alexander began to document the local and national response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Earning a reputation as a documentary photographer, and has been documenting African American Life, Culture and heritage ever since…..and that includes THE BLUES!!  

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JACK DAPPA BLUES INTERVIEW W/ BILLY BRANCH

Published By Lamont Jack Pearley In this epsode I’m honored to talk with 3 Time Grammy Nominee the “Son Of Blues” Billy Branch, who was discovered by Willie Dixon, the “father of modern Chicago Blues. He’s recorded with Willie Dixon, Johnny Winter, Lou Rawls, Koko Taylor, Eddy Clearwater, Honeyboy Edwards, Syl Johnson, Lurrie Bell, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, John Primer, and Taj Mahal, just to name a few.

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THE STORY OF THE BLUES – LANGSTON HUGHES

Published by Lamont Jack Pearley As you all know, I am a big advocate that the Blues, African American Literature and it’s heritage is one and the same..The Blues birthed the Sterling Brown’s and the Zora Neale Hurston’s, of the world…as well as their literature describing the culture of the Blues, which gave it another birth. With that said, I wish to share a recording By Langston Hughes, which I feel gives an accurate depiction of the Blues. Voiced by Langston himself.      

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THE BLUES AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY

By Publisher: Lamont Jack Pearley   We all have our feelings and thought on what the Blues are. We all know where it came from, and most of us don’t mind having that dialog. Others really don’t like discussing the conditions that spawned if you will, Blues Music, Negro Spirituals, Prison Songs and Work songs. When one brings up this history, it’s labeled as being divisive, or not letting go of the past…or just plain out right reverse racism. But the truth of the matter, it’s none of the above…

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